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Category Weight + to ***
For all the categories in this section choose (if applicable) a weight between + (seldom) to *** (abundant) denoting how often the specific category occurs in the anime.

Art plays an important part in the story and has central meaning to the characters (e.g. valuable paintings, or sculptures). Alternately the protagonists show a degree of artistic skill, e.g. as painters, sculptors, dress-makers, potters, musicians, composers, designers, etc. The anime will then centre on the development of those skills, from the unrecognized dilettante stages, right up to the moment of (commercial) breakthrough.

Examples: Hachimitsu to Clover, Iblard Jikan, Gallery Fake

Art — Subcategories


Music anime generally revolves around people concerned with music in their everyday lives. In addition they often adhere to certain genre conventions, the emphasis on training and practice in preparation for competitions, characters desire for self improvement, and pursuit of a specific goal. This is not unlike the Sports category.

Examples: Nodame Cantabile

The different subcategories of music should be used when the anime specifically is about one of those activities:


The anime revolves around a group of people who work together in a band/orchestra for performances.

Examples: Beck, Nana, Interstella5555 - The 5tory of The 5ecret 5tar 5ystem


The anime revolves around people who are working towards a solo career.

Example: Full Moon wo Sagashite


The song performance on stage or acting in a theatre (also see performing arts on Wikipedia) is a central part of the character's life in this anime type.

Example: Perfect Blue